'Hacking into a headwind': Fred Wright on stress free stage two of Paris-Nice

British national champion looking for opportunities to go on the attack in the coming stages at Paris-Nice

Fred Wright
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After starting in bright sunshine in Thoiry in the Yvelines department of France, stage two of Paris-Nice was a relatively subdued affair as the peloton meandered south in the direction of Montargis. 

In the end, a highly charged sprint finish was inevitable. But it wasn’t Olav Kooj that got another moment in the spotlight, it was Tudor Pro Cycling’s Arvid De Kleijn. The Dutchman was a surprise stage winner ahead of Laurence Pithie (Groupama FDJ) who took over the overall race lead. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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